Welcome back to our…；. month long Matchup with StencilGirl Products.
…；…；.let’；s ink up a paint brush holder!unique wedding gifts couple
Karen Bearse here today with a totally over the top paint brush holder project. I hope you follow my steps &； make one for yourself cause it is so worth the effort! I am thrilled to be apart of this match up as I love both companies products! Canvas Home Basics have lots of awesome canvas products that allow for personalizing. The paint brush holder is just one such product. I had so much fun letting lose &； letting paint &； mists fly!？？ The combination of StencilGirl stencils， Tattered Angel Mists along with 7Gypsies accents are a match made in heaven. The result is a super colorful， artsy， keepsake that is also a great place to hold my paint brushes! This project is not complicatedpersonalized gifts for him， just takes a little time &； lots of inking so I hope you take the plunge and design one using your own style， color palette &； these simple steps!
I started by painting the brush pockets using many different colors of Glimmer Glam. One thing I learned is if you paint side by side pockets while the paint is still wet they bleed into each other so paint every second pocket &； once those are dry go back and paint the others. If you don’t have enough colors simply spritz Glimmer Mist on a craft sheet &； use as a paint. You can then cover this in Chandelier Glam to get the glitter. I chose to use every color in the box but you may chose colors that better represent you so don’t worry about not having enough colors. All of these steps can be sped up by drying with a heat gun but I find the colors on the canvas are richer if allowed to dry naturally.
While that was drying I painted some of my Mixed Origins pieces. A great way to do this is spritz Glimmer Mist on your craft sheet &； use a paint brush to apply. The canvas pieces from the mix &； match pads are wonderful to use. I simply cut them out leaving lots of canvas around the edges. Paint with Glimmer Glam， let dry &； sew around the edges &； then cut out properly.
Have you ever tried using the using the Tattered Angels paint system kits？ They are sets of 4 paint products that allow you to easily create a specific look &； include step by step instructions. I used the Precious Stone kit because I thought it also looked like worn wood. After practicing on a piece of paper I was ready to go. Using the Canvas Corp paint brushes (from the paper Brushes on Ivory) covering the top part of the brushes with paper to protect them from splatter. Following the step by step instructions made wonderful worn handles for the brushes. The brush part was then painted with different colored mists. It is worth the effort &； also really fun. Set these pieces aside to dry. Once thoroughly dry cut them out.
Now the paint on the pockets was dry so I worked on the top portion， covering the pockets to protect them from getting splattered. I simply spritzed with various Glimmer Mist. You can use a paint brush to help blend the colors in but I found letting the mists blend naturally worked best. Let dry completely. Flip over &； spritz the back side with various mists as well. Be careful not to get paint splatter on the completed side.
Seth Apter StencilGirl stencils are wonderfully geometric with lots of little shapes， words &； images thrown in.？Using a cosmetic foam piece &； acrylic paint stencil images all over the canvas. The trick is to use very little paint on the foam. Put paint on a palette &； dab paint off the sponge so there is a thin layer than pounce up &； down pressing foam lightly into the stencil. To get a crisp image do not brush paint back &； forth， but rather pounce up &； down. To make the image darker pounce multiple layers. I used darker color paint in the lighter areas &； lighter colored paint in the darker areas to get a good image.
Let’s adhere the pieces! Adding card stock to canvas doesn’；t really make sense but I have a secret weapon that changes the feeling of the paper. By using Ranger multi-medium in matt as the glue it makes the paper have an almost rubber feel to it. Bonus it is water proof. Although I wouldn’t throw it in wash!
Adhere the multi-medium with a paint brush， painting a layer of glue on both the canvas &； the back of the paper piece. Press down firmly with fingers or a brayer so paper lays down flat. Paint another layer of glue on top of the paper. Let dry naturally. Adhere brushes to pockets using the same method.
As a final touch I took some DIY flowers &； painted them with Glimmer Glam and adhered them using glossy accents glue inside a Burlap Flower. Adhere this flower by sewing or using hot glue to the outside of the holder.
Here is the completed outside of my brush holder. I did go completely overboard on this project but isn’；t it fun to do that sometimes？ I treated this more as something for me with my style &； I seriously love it!
Here are some close ups. If you decided to make this project you now have a beautiful project that represents your art!!! You can use this technique on other Canvas Home Basic pieces like the pencil case， a bag， or an art journal cover. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial &； create a piece for yourself. Come visit me at karenbearse.blogspot.com for more art tutorials!
Each panelist at our Discover Modern Inspiration: Living With Color event sat clutching a pillow. Comfortable, casual and colorful, each pillow showcased the personality?of the person holding it; a “spirit pillow” as referred to by Sophie Donelson, editor-in-chief of House Beautiful and the moderator of the evening. The lively event was hosted at?our downtown Chicago store last week, in partnership with?House Beautiful?and Valspar.?Sophie?encouraged the panel of design and color experts?to find a pillow that spoke to color and design inspiration, creating a conversation as unique as the experts themselves.
The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve fallen in love with Valentine’s Day. A whole day about being nice and sharing love with your family and friends? Sounds good to me! I needed some coasters for our living room the other day and figured I might as well make them heart-themed for the upcoming holiday. These Valentine’s Day felted wool DIY heart coasters are pretty basic to make and only require a few craft supplies. Keep in mind, the process to felt these is a bit time-consuming but it goes by much quicker with a box of chocolates and your favorite romantic movie!